The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


People [PERS ID:932]

First NameGeorge
Middle Name/Initial(s)
Last NameHay
Maiden Name
AKALord Hay, Colonel Hon. George Hay, later 16th Earl of Erroll.
OccupationArmy officer
Medical Professional?Unknown


Birth (year) 1767
Date of death (year) 1798


He was the son of James Boyd, 15th Earl of Erroll and Isabella Carr, becoming the 16th Earl of Erroll in 1778. He married Elizabeth Jemima Blake, daughter of Joseph Blake and Honoria Daly, in 1790, but the marriage was childless. He died on 14 June 1798 at age 31, by suicide, after inadvertently disclosing a secret entrusted to him by Pitt the Younger. He had gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the 1st Guards and had fought in the Walcheren Expedition, an unsuccessful British expedition to the Netherlands in 1809 during the Austrian Empire's struggle with France. He also held the office of Representative Peer in Scotland between 1796 and 1798.

Cases that this person appears in:

CountCase IDCase Name
1Case 8Case of Lady Charlotte Hay who suffers from rheumatism in her head and arm, and other symptoms over many years while Cullen serves as family physician.
2Case 522Case of Lord George Hay, the young son of Lord Erroll who is doing well after travelling home to Slains Castle.
3Case 2552Case of Lady Augusta Hay who suffers from pains in her side.